Monthly Archives: August 2013

Day PD1: Parent Night!

We had a get together with AVID parents and students today after the first day of staff development before school kicks off. All my AVID staff volunteered their time to meet, greet, and answer questions. Here’s me in my awesome … Continue reading

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Day S13: road trip to staff development!

Here’s my AVID colleagues and I getting back from our road trip to a tutorology path training for AVID.

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Day S12: modeling strategies in staff development

I love when staff developers lead by example and instead of lecture have you do the work you’re learning and will be using in your class.  Here’s our visual metaphor for tutorial process we developed collaboratively: Sketches by my district … Continue reading

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Day S11: more reading of research on vocab acquisition and teaching

Talk about an exciting summer afternoon.  Actually, the article is pretty interesting.  I’m hoping to get some practical ideas…

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Day S10: lesson brainstorming session

I love colleagues who are willing to spontaneously meet and brainstorm new lesson ideas! In the summer no less! Her baby wanted to join us too. 🙂

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Day S9: planning meeting

A few of us got together to plan our kick off for AVID families.

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Day S8: reading research

At caribou reading research for class. Why is it that I need to have a facilitator such as a professor or assignment in order to take the time to read this stuff? Super interesting topic for the night is how … Continue reading

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